What’s going on Monday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Paul McCartney @ Prudential Center
Paul McCartney is showing no signs of slowing down at all. He still puts on some of the most fantastic rock shows in the world (filled with tons of Beatles songs), and this month he’ll do EIGHT of them in the NYC-area. He’s doing two nights each at Prudential Center, MSG, Barclays Center, and Nassau Coliseum. This is night 1.
Roger Waters @ Barclays Center
While he might be a little outspoken for some, it’s hard to argue with Roger Waters’ body of work. He brings real spectacle (and tons of Floyd songs) to his live show, too.
Depeche Mode, Warpaint @ Madison Square Garden
Synthpop icons Depeche Mode are on their Global Spirit tour which, judging by recent setlists, mixes it up pretty evenly between newer material and old favorites like “A Question of Lust,” “Eveything Counts,” and “Personal Jesus.” If you’re going tonight, do get there early for Warpaint.
Oh Sees, Olneyville Sound System @ Bowery Ballroom
Having just announced their 20th album, John Dwyer’s ever morphing Oh Sees (currently in a killer two-drummer configuration) play their final of three NYC shows tonight.
Norah Jones @ Le Poisson Rouge
Norah Jones, who released Day Breaks earlier this year, continues her five night run at Le Poisson Rouge where she’s backed by drummer Brian Blade and bassist Chris Thomas.
Cindy Wilson (of B-52s), New Myths, Howlin’ Al King @ Knitting Factory
While best known as being a member of new wave icons The B-52’s, Cindy Wilson just released a solo EP that finds her covering songs by Broadcast and Junior Senior, plus other songs. She plays tonight with synthpop band New Myths who probably own a B-52’s album or two.
Mount Eerie @ Murrmr Theatre
Phil Elverum released possibly the year’s most depressing album, Mount Eerie’s A Crow Looked At Me, which discusses the heartbreaking story of his wife Geneviève Castrée’s death. It’s an album that’s overwhelmingly powerful to listen to, and it should be even more powerful to see him play these songs live. He plays the Murmrr Theatre tonight and tomorrow.
Danzig, Corrosion of Conformity, Mutoid Man @ The Paramount
Danzig is playing his classic Danzig III: How the Gods Kill at Riot Fest this weekend, but first he’s in the NYC-area for two shows with crossover vets Corrosion of Conformity and bluesy Converge/Cave In offshoot Mutoid Man.
Big Thief, Lucy Dacus, Molly Sarlé @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Folk rockers Big Thief were already very promising on last year’s Masterpiece, but they really took it up a notch for this year’s great Capacity. They play two shows at MHOW this week with different openers. Tonight’s are great: Lucy Dacus, who deservedly picked up buzz for last year’s No Burden, and Mountain Man member Molly Sarlé.
Wiki @ Rough Trade
Wiki’s new album No Mountains In Manhattan truly captures the spirit of New York and it proves that he’s one of the city’s finest and weirdest rising MCs. Tonight’s the hometown release show.
Brockhampton @ Highline Ballroom (two shows)
Texas rap collective Brockhampton, led by Kevin Abstract, are on a roll. They released one mixtape last year, two albums this year, and they already have a new single out from a third album. Some are calling them “the new Odd Future,” and they’ve got a type of LGBTQ pride in their lyrics that you don’t often hear in rap. They play two shows at Highline Ballroom tonight, both sold out.
Hank Wood, Pharmakon, Haram, Probeza Mental, Blu Anxiety @ Brooklyn Bazaar
This is a great bill all around with organ-fueled garage punk Hank Wood, industrial-noise artist Pharmakon, and more.
Diamond Head, Let Us Prey, Paralysis, Hammer of Justice @ Saint Vitus
Known among other things for being a big influence on Metallica (who covered their song “Am I Evil?”), Diamond Head are still going strong and released a new self-titled album last year. Their only original member is guitarist Brian Tatler, but the new songs aren’t half bad and seeing Brian shred is still a treat.
Arcade Fire (signing) @ Rough Trade
Having just released their new album Everything Now, Arcade Fire will be doing a signing at Rlugh Trade from 5-7 PM. To get in, you had to buy the album from the Rough Trade store or at Panorama.
Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Tonight Wyatt welcomes funny guests Alex English, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Will Miles, Laura Sanders, Andy Blitz, Wanjiko Eke, and more.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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